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Earl Hines

Earl Kenneth Hines, also known as Earl "Fatha" Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one source, "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz".

The trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (a member of Hines's big band, along with Charlie Parker) wrote, "The piano is the basis of modern harmony. This little guy came out of Chicago, Earl Hines. He changed the style of the piano. You can find the roots of Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, all the guys who came after that. If it hadn't been for Earl Hines blazing the path for the next generation to come, it's no telling where or how they would be playing now. There were individual variations but the style of ... the modern piano came from Earl Hines."

The pianist Lennie Tristano said, "Earl Hines is the only one of us capable of creating real jazz and real swing when playing all alone." Horace Silver said, "He has a completely unique style. No one can get that sound, no other pianist". Erroll Garner said, "When you talk about greatness, you talk about Art Tatum and Earl Hines".

Count Basie said that Hines was "the greatest piano player in the world".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 28th, 1903 (Duquesne), Died April 22nd, 1983 (Oakland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, director, songwriter, composer, leader, vocalist, speaker, celeste

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 194 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W402200 10-in. 12/7/1928 Muggles Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance sextet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402206 10-in. 12/11/1928 I can't give you anything but love Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402207 10-in. 12/11/1928 Baby! Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402208 10-in. 12/12/1928 Sweethearts on parade Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402209 10-in. 12/12/1928 I must have that man! Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402210 10-in. 12/9/1928 Caution blues Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W402211 10-in. 12/9/1928 A Monday date Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W402218 10-in. 12/12/1928 I ain't got nobody and nobody cares for me Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402219 10-in. 12/12/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402220 10-in. 12/12/1928 57 varieties Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W402221 10-in. 12/12/1928 Baby, won't you please come home? Earl Hines Piano solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402224 10-in. 12/12/1928 Heah me talkin' to ya? Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402225 10-in. 12/12/1928 St. James' Infirmary Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402226 10-in. 12/12/1928 Tight like this Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
OKeh W405062 10-in. 11/5/1931 You can depend on me Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick C2111 10-in. 7/23/1928 Apex blues Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2123 10-in. 7/23/1928 Monday date Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2258 10-in. 8/23/1928 Apex blues Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2259 10-in. 8/23/1928 Monday date Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 39356 10-in. 2/12/1935 Disappointed in love Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 39357 10-in. 2/12/1935 Rhythm lullaby-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 39358 10-in. 2/12/1935 Japanese sandman-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 39359 10-in. 2/12/1935 Bubbling over-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 39360 10-in. 2/12/1935 Blue because of you-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 39361 10-in. 2/12/1935 Julia-3 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
(Results 101-125 of 194 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

Hines, Earl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056

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